Rubert Murdoch Gets a Pie to the Face

The strangest, scariest, most ridiculous news story of the year, somehow, managed to get even weirder. Today, Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, are testifying before a British Parliamentary committee about all of the terrible things they’ve been doing for the past 20 years. Shockingly—depending on your conceptions of reality—earlier this morning Rupert Murdoch failed to accept responsibility for the utter disaster that News Corp. has become. You know, the company that he founded and still runs.

Then, about an hour ago, an assailant (believed to be comedian and activist Johnny Marbles) approached the elder Murdoch and hit him in the face with what appears to be a pie. Wendi Murdoch, Rupert’s wife, then jumped in and punched the pie-attacker in the face before the incident was broken up.

The hearings are back in session and you can follow along here. The attacker has been taken into custody.

Is this a beautiful example of a woman coming to the defense of her spouse? Has the pie-to-the-face turned old Rupe into a sympathetic character?


About Ryan O'Hanlon

Ryan O'Hanlon is the managing editor of the Good Men Project. He used to play soccer and go to college. He's still trying to get over it. You can follow him on Twitter @rwohan.


  1. Being a Brit myself, I applaud the way we deal with situations like this. A pie to the face! How I’d love to do that to certain public figures I could, but won’t, name. Sorry for Murdoch? No way. Beautiful example of a woman coming to the defence of her spouse? Nope. That’s entertainment.

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